French definite articles (le, la, l’, les)
French lesson 2 of grammar: definite articles (le, la, l’, les) in French
The definite articles (le, la, l’, les) are really essential for speaking French. Indeed, they are almost used for all the sentences. At the beginner level (A1 level), this is one of the first things to learn and master. The video below will teach you how to use the French definite articles (le, la, l’, les) in French:
In the masculine, we use the definite article “ le ” or “ l’ ”. For example: “le bus” or “l’avion”. In the feminine, we use the definite article " la " or " l’ ". For example, “la télévision” or “l’école”. Before a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y), we put an " l’ ". In the plural, we use the definite article “les“. For example: “les bus” or “les écoles”.
In French, the definite articles are placed before a common noun:
“Le” before a common noun in the singular masculine. Example: le bus.
“La” before a common noun in the singular feminine. Example: la télévision.
“ L’ ” before a common noun in the masculine and feminine singular starting with a vowel (a, e, i, o, u, y). Examples : l’avion, l’école.
“Les” before a common noun in the plural. Examples : les bus, les écoles.
Thanks to this video and this article, you will learn the French definite articles. To learn them well, repeat after the teacher. When the teacher says “le bus”, say “le bus”, when the teacher says “l’avion”, say “l’avion”, when the teacher says “la télévision”, say “la télévision”, etc., up to “les écoles”. Thus, you will be able to understand orally and pronounce well the definite articles in French. To do well, watch the video several times, repeating after the teacher. To write and read the French definite articles well, copy the list below several times:
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